Grades 3 & 4 Curriculum

 

3rd and 4th Grade Curriculum 2015-2016

Miss Hager

Literacy

Textbook: Spotlight on Literacy

Reading

·         Reading Workshop

Author Study

Comprehension Strategies

1. Activating Schema

2.     Questioning

3.     Visualizing

4.     Inferring

5.     Synthesizing

6.     Metacognition

Spotlight on Literacy – Narrative and Expository Text

 

 

Writing

·         Handwriting

Writer’s Workshop

1. Writing Process

2.     Grammar and Mechanics

3.     Poetry

4.     Informational

5.     Research Project & Presentation

6.     Personal Style

3rd Grade- Fables, Folktales or Realistic Fiction

4th Grade- Myths, Legends, Fantasy or Adventure

Word Work

·         Wordly Wise

·         Spelling – Vocabulary

·         Speaking Conventions/Discourse

·         Listening Conventions/Response

 

Math

Textbook: Progress in Math

3rd Grade 4th Grade
Number and Operations

·         Number notation & place value

·         Addition & Subtraction

·         Multiplication Concepts & Facts

·         Division Concepts & Facts

·         Fractions

-Relation to whole number

-Addition & Subtraction

-Decimal fractions in relation to $

Number and Operations

·         Number notation & place value

·         Addition & Subtraction

·         Multiplication & Division

·         Fractions Concepts

-Decimal fraction s

-Add & Subtract fractions

-Multiply &  Divide fractions

Measurement and Time

·         Customary & Metric Units

-Length & Capacity

·         Time & Elapsed Time

Measurement

·         Customary and Metric Units

-Length, Capacity, Weight & Mass

·         Conversion

·         Time & Elapsed Time

Geometry

·         Geometric objects, Properties & Shapes

·         Symmetry

·         Congruent & Similar Figures

·         3- dimensional solids

·         Perimeter, Area, & Volume

Geometry

·         Points, Lines, & Line Segments

·         Perpendicular, Parallel & Intersecting Lines

·         Symmetry & Transformations

·         Polygons, Quadrilaterals & Triangles

·         Perimeter, Area & Volume

Statistics & Probability

·         Graphing

·         Predict Probability

Statistics & Probability

·         Graphing

·         Predict Probability

Problem Solving Strategies Problem Solving Strategies

 

Science

Delta Science

Life Science

·         Plant and Animal Life Cycles

1)    Living and Nonliving

2)   Plant Life Cycle Begins

3)   Germinating Seeds

4)   Meet the Fruit Fly

5)   Observing the Fruit Fly

6)   Plant Growth

7)   Seeds and More Seeds

8)   Inside a Flower

9)   Plant Life Cycle

10) Fruit Fly Life Cycle

11)  Plants and Animals

12) Death of Organisms

 

Earth Science

·         Earth Movements

1)    Our Earth

2)   The Earth’s Crust

3)   Rocks: Clues to the Past

4)   Convection Currents

5)   Continents Adrift

6)   Plates in Motion

7)   Ocean-Floor Spreading

8)   Subduction

9)   Building Mountains

10) The Vibrating Earth

11)  The Ring of Fire

Physical Science

·         Sound

1)    How Do Sounds Vary?

2)   Good Vibrations

3)   How Sound Travels

4)   How We Hear Sounds

5)   Bouncing Sound

6)   Musical Vibrations

7)   Loud and Soft

8)   High or Low

9)   Mounting Tension

 

Social Studies

Textbook: Michigan

Michigan

·         Studying Michigan –Geography and Regions

·         Early Michigan-The First People and European Arrivals

·         Michigan Joins the United States- Statehood and The Civil War

·         Michigan Grows- New Century, Depression & World War

·         Michigan Today-Industry and Tourism

 

Religion

Textbook: Image of God Series

3rd Grade 4th Grade
·         The Mystery of God

·         Who We Are

·         Acting as Images of God

·         The Perfect Image of God

·         The Church: The Person of Christ

·         Liturgical Seasons & Holidays

·         God Created Everything

·         God Always Loves Us

·         Jesus, Our Example

·         Jesus is With Us

·         Acting as an Image of God

·         Liturgical Seasons & Holidays